Alan Greenspan Quotes

144 Alan Greenspan quotes:

"Competition is the necessary driving force toward delivering a superior product or service, ... We should not shy away from it."
"The hey day when a high school or college education would serve a graduate for a lifetime is gone, ... Today's recipients of diplomas expect to have many jobs and to use a wide range of skills over their working lives."
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: College Quotes
"Changes in consumer confidence will require close scrutiny in the period ahead, especially after the steep falloff of recent months,"
"There appears to be enough evidence, at least tentatively, to conclude that our strategy of addressing the bubble's consequences rather than the bubble itself has been successful,"
"The bottom line, however, is that, while immigration and imports can significantly cushion the consequences of the wealth effect and its draining pool of unemployed workers for awhile, there are limits,"
"But as we struggle to make sense of our profound loss and its immediate consequences for the economy, ... we must not lose sight of our longer-run prospects, which have not been significantly diminished by these terrible events."
"As a consequence of our current dependence on computers, some Y2K-related failures could have noticeable effects on the economy,"
"In the face of energy price spike and the erosion of optimism in financial markets, consumer confidence, or sentiment, appears to be holding up reasonably well to date, though there have been some mixed signals of late."
"US has lost control of the deficit"
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"The major element of the control of leverage and capital is the structure of the counterparty relationship,"
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"If we delay, the adjustments could be abrupt and painful,"
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Delay Quotes
"I haven't stipulated increased rates of return are a significant issue in this debate."
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"Large deficits will result in rising interest rates and an ever-growing ratio of debt service to GDP (gross domestic product),"
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Debt Quotes
"helped to lower risk premiums on debt and have contributed importantly to the favorable investment environment."
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Debt Quotes
"The determination of global economic activity in recent years has been influenced importantly by capital gains on various types of assets, and the liabilities that finance them. Our forecasts and hence policy are becoming increasingly driven by asset price changes."
"To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills."
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Education Quotes American Economist Quotes
"An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable."
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Gold Quotes American Economist Quotes
"We need, in effect, to make the phantom 'lock-boxes' around the trust fund real."
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Trust Quotes American Economist Quotes
"[Work to eliminate] math anxiety, ... so many students who clearly demonstrate impressive verbal or other conceptual skills find mathematical procedures intimidating."
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Anxiety Quotes
"It seems persuasive that, given the size of the U.S. current account deficit, a diminished appetite for adding to dollar balances must occur at some point,"
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Appetite Quotes

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